Kenyan runner, David Barmasai Tumo wins Lagos City Marathon

David Barmasai Tumo
David Barmasai Tumo

By Taiwo Okanlawon

Kenyan runner, David Barmasai Tumo has emerged the winner of the 42km AccessBank Lagos City Marathon for the year 2020.

The 31 year-old professional runner won the star prize of $50, 000 in the male category, finishing the race in two hours, 10minutes and 23 seconds.

It was a clean sweep as Debeko Dakama and Paul Waweru Chege also from Kenya joined Barmasai on the podium finishing second and third.

The second and third to win $40,000 and $30,000 respectively.

Results – Men Category

In 2011, David has a personal best of 2:07:18 hours, set winning of Dubai Marathon and came fifth at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics.

The 42km race commenced from National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, at about 6:30am and ended at Eko Atlantic City.

Since the inception of the annual marathon festival, no Nigerian has emerged winner, now in its fifth edition.